Thrust SSC - Run Details

Thrust SSC - Run: 29 (Subsonic)

Thrust SSC

Twin Rolls-Royce Spey powered jet-car

Power110000 hp (82027 kW)
Thrust50000 lbs (22680 kg)
Fuel Consumption4 Imperial gallons per second
4.8 US gallons per second
18.18 litres per second
0 to 60 mph2.5 seconds
0 to 100 mph4 seconds
0 to 600 mph16 seconds

Jafr Desert, Jordan

Surface TypeMud Playa
Course Orientation160
Length10 miles (16.1 km)

Run: 29 (Subsonic)

At 07:21:00 on 31/05/97 Local Time (04:15:00 on 31/05/97 GMT)

Average Speed for measured mile340 mph (547.162 km/h)
Average Speed for measured kilometre340 mph (547.162 km/h)
Peak Speed379 mph (609.925 km/h)
Distance Covered5.5 miles (8.9 km)
Direction160 degrees (magnetic)
Wind5 mph (8 km/h)
Peak Acceleration0.8 g
Peak Deceleration0.6 g
First Parachute Deployed after2.5 miles (4.02 km)


DriverFirst minimum afterburner run this year. Car extremely stable although parachute was slightly unstable on deployment and will be modified.

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